Super-fast 1 Gigabit service now available in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah and more than 20 other communities.
Comcast today announced Oct. 11 will offer new internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second to residential customers in East King County. These speeds are among the fastest and most widely available in the region and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 18 million hotspots.
“With our 1 Gigabit service, Comcast customers on the Eastside can take advantage of super-fast internet speeds using their existing wiring,” said Amy Lynch, regional senior vice president of Comcast’s Washington region. “Now our customers can enjoy their favorite online activities faster and easier.”
Comcast’s new 1 Gigabit service is available in Beaux Arts, Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, Yarrow Point, and unincorporated King County areas of Finn Hill, Ames Lake, Cottage Lake, Fall City, May Valley/Mirrormont and Novelty Hill.
“Having access to gigabit internet service is important to Bellevue’s growth and development as an urban and cultural center,” said Betty Nokes Capestany, president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. “Innovation is one of the city’s core values and we applaud Comcast for its efforts to bring high-speed internet to the Eastside.”
Redmond Mayor John Marchione agrees. “I am excited to see that one of our internet providers, Comcast, is providing high-speed internet throughout its service area on the Eastside. The arrival of gigabit internet means our vision for OneRedmond is one step closer to reality.”
The company’s new 1 Gigabit internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver the speeds over the existing communications lines that are already in most people’s homes. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.
Combined with the company’s recently launched XFINITY xFi platform, a new and personalized home Wi-Fi experience, Comcast is giving East King County customers the fastest speeds, the best coverage and ultimate Wi-Fi control in their homes. Visit www.XFINITY.com/gig for more information.
Comcast rolled out 1 Gigabit service earlier this year in Seattle, parts of South King County and throughout Pierce County. Before the end of the year, Comcast expects to activate 1 Gigabit across its service areas in Snohomish and Whatcom counties in addition to the remainder of South King County.